Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ohio: Judge Supports Request

The Toledo Blade reports that the recent death of Judge William Skow has critical consequences for thirty-five year old Willie Knighten, Jr., who is serving a life sentence for murder. Skow recently wrote a letter to the State's Parole Board which read in part:
Over the past years, I have become increasingly persuaded that my findings were erroneous and that - in fact - it is more likely than not that Willie Knighten was innocent of the underlying charges ... This case has weighed heavily on my mind ever since.

Judge Skow's letter also said "no single fact or circumstance" exonerated Knighten. Instead there was "an accumulation of facts and anomalies." He also claimed significant errors were made during the original trial. See story here.

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